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Old 07-19-2007, 03:16 PM
Location: phoenix,this place is horrible
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Myself and my family were looking at possibly moving to Utah, but would like a community that is not majority LDS.I haver nothing against their beliefs but i dont want to be preached to or have the kids ignored at school and around town.
I am looking for a town that is within 45 nutes of a community that has shopping, malls etcetera for the girls.We are looking for a nice town that we can live and enjoy life, the nightlife and hustle of the city are not our style.We like the simple things like peace, quiet and a yard where we can sit without hearing the ghetto bird , fire sirens or police chasing somerone through the neighborhood.
We are freindly neighbors that will be there to help if you ever need us but we also like our alone time without people knocking on the door all the time.
A town of 300-15000 would be great.Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I am going on a trip on 7/21/07 until 8/7/07 through utah, wyoming, montana and idaho to check things out, please give me any ideas.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:35 PM
Location: The other side of the mountain
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I am Catholic and we live in Stansbury Park. It is located in Tooele County about 35 minutes west of SL. I have lived in Utah for 13 years and really haven't ever had much of a problem. I have read that Helper has a big concentration of Catholics as does Park City, but for me, Stansbury is as good as it gets!

My daughters (10.5 and 7) have never been ostracized (sp?) for not being LDS. They have both LDS and non LDS friends. I have tried to teach them that people are people and either they are your friends or they are not...religion notwithstanding.

We have had Missionaries come to our door. We tell them that we are not interested and that is that. We have great neighbors that are LDS and ones that are not. Honestly, I think missionaries in Utah is a bit redundant, but that is just my opinion. It isn't like you couldn't find any information you wanted at just the drop of a hat...but I digress...

It is super quiet here. We have a star observatory and is so clear you can count the stars at night. Schools are pretty good, as far as Utah standards go. There is a new elementary school that just opened two years ago and a new high school that is scheduled to be open for the 2008-09 school year. As for shopping...well, not so much here in town, but Salt Lake isn't that far away. If you like the country life, but surburban feel, give Stansbury a try!

Good luck with your search.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:42 PM
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Please read the post that is sticky about trolls [posting things about kids being ignored and such. It is a good insight into how some of the outlandishness gets started. As to non LDS communities, You come to Utah, there ain't no such animal. As to communities with malls, Stay in the North of the state. The one mall in St. George, is refered to as a hall down here. It is not much and is usually mostly empty. If you don't care for Mormons that much, I suggest another state. It is what you make of it.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:24 AM
Location: Draper, Utah
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You wont find a city in the whole state that doesn't have any LDS people. If you want completely non-LDS, then Utah probably isn't for you.

You can probably find neighborhoods within cities that are more diverse as far as diffent religions, but Utah has a very high LDS population over all. I think that if you want diversity, you should check out Park City, Utah, the Avenues in SLC, and Holladay.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:25 AM
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The smaller the town the more cliquish it's going to be. Most people in Utah, especially in small towns, stay here. Pretty much every town in Utah is going to be mostly Mormon, particularly in Utah county. Maybe try Colorado or Wyoming.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:00 AM
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Just set a foundation of love and respect for others, and teach that to others and you will not have a problem.

The most important thing is, regardless a persons religion, you will find some good and not so good LDS, Catholics....

Just something to keep in mind.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:50 PM
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Riverdale is not so bad as far as LDS influence. We have 1 LDS church here, but we are a small town. We have a lot of shopping, and are close to the mountains, and Salt Lake City. Everyone in town lives just a couple blocks from the Weber River, so there is close fishing and kayaking. The only drawback to this town is the traffic on Riverdale Road, but even that is not bad if you avoid it during peak hours.
Don't let the missionaries bother you, I'm sure they'll be around to 'welcome' you wherever you decide to settle.
If you say to them "I'm not interested." Their response will probably be to ask "why?" and try to draw you into a conversation about how their beliefs have changed their lives. So it is better to maybe just shut the door in their faces, because no matter how polite you are in declining their services most times they will come back to your house over and over.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:47 PM
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Oh my gosh, that is so funny...
A town in Utah with no LDS!!! What a hoot!
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:05 PM
Location: Austin Texas
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"Any non-LDS communities in Utah?"

No! They are all full of LDS and everything you heard about them is true!

So, don't go there. You will hate it......
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:36 AM
Location: South Carolina
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While you won't find any towns without LDS in Utah, If you want a town without much LDS influence follow the Starbucks. Truly observant LDS would not want to be spotted at a Starbucks. Another good tactic would be to move near a military base.
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